Bold, rich coloring for houses of the era The day when nearly every building was painted white, and window blinds green, has passed away. It was ... Click to read more...
It took years to complete the construction of the Statue of Liberty - also known as Liberty Enlightening the World - but here are some peeks behind the scenes into how it was done!
Victorian etiquette: Perhaps it is quite a simple occurrence to eat your breakfast, your dinner, or your supper, yet the gentleman or lady, and the low-bred man or woman, are not more strongly contrasted than when at the table.
Annie Oakley once sent a shot right through the center of the bullseye - and then someone bet that she couldn't through the hole she had just made. You might be able to imagine what happened next.
A Tom Collins isn't a drink just named after some guy, somewhere. It's a drink named after nobody, nowhere. Ah, but there's a story to go along with it all. Find out the backstory of "Have you seen Tom Collins?" -- and get recipes for four original, old-fashioned versions of the Tom Collins cocktail!
Phoenix, Arizona was first settled in 1867, and here you can see an aerial view of the city as it looked back in 1885, when the population was estimated to be just 3,500, and was said to be 'one of the most beautiful and lovely cities in the West.'
Throughout the 1800s, clothing styles for women changed considerably. Come take a trip through history with this gallery of more than 200 corset styles!
So far as General Ulysses S Grant is concerned, we are warranted in assigning him a high place among the great soldiers of the world, and the first place among the soldiers who have figured on the American continent.
In the United States, divorce increased two and a half times as fast as the population, and 2/3 of the divorces were granted on petition of the wife. See more Victorian divorce statistics here!
Get the true story behind 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' from 1882 -- when, Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, was killed by a boy twenty years old at his temporary residence on Thirteenth and Lafayette streets, in this city.
If you can spare no money, and have no leisure to make pretty and inexpensive things, give pleasant words and wishes. Have faith enough in your friends to believe they will understand you.
Egg nog is thought to be originally an American institution, especially popular in the southern states during the holiday season. Here are 8 old-fashioned eggnog recipes for you to try.
The tilting water pitcher was something often found on the dining table during the Victorian era. Mounted on a swing pivot, it simplified the task of pouring ice water into cups or glasses, as there was no lifting required.
Vintage weathervanes were made in almost every conceivable design and pattern. Horses, cows, deer, eagles, ships. roosters and even pigs were hammered in metal and used to register the direction of the wind.
An Eastern corset dealer, who has in his time evidently written editorials for a circus, claims that his corset makes any thin figure a vision of loveliness, baffling description, and defying exaggeration.
Antique fireplace mantels from 1880 Used in connection with the Peerless Grate consists of five pieces of tile, which rest upon the outer or stationa... Click to read more...
These bits of well-preserved vintage graphic artistry come from the simply-named Paints Oils Varnishes catalog from F. W. Devoe Co. of New York, which... Click to read more...
The buildings are to be like the old adobe houses of the early Spanish days; they will be one-storied, have deep window seats and open fireplaces, and the roofs will be covered with dark red tiles. The material is to be a fine cream colored sandstone.
The harmony of color (1893) From Sherwin-Williams Paint We often hear the remark "There goes a well-dressed lady," but we do not always think of... Click to read more...
Below is an article published in 1961, reminiscing about the super-popular toys that were around for generations oh so long ago: rolling hoops and sti... Click to read more...
Here are six classic Victorian eggnog recipes for a party - because old-fashioned egg nog is considered the national drink for Christmas.
Lillie Langtry was a statuesque blonde with blue eyes, a perfect complexion and a ravishing figure. She was acclaimed by the social set. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, paid homage to the beautiful lady from the Isle of Jersey.
When the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in 1886, 20,000 men in uniform were to march down New York City's Fifth Avenue and Broadway with flags and bands of music, and a million people more or less came out to see the sight.
Annie Oakley - The wonderful female wing shot photographed Some of her notable feats -- Shooting an apple from a man's head with only a mirror for ... Click to read more...
Now, how does a woman faint? I declare I don't know. I have seen the interesting phenomenon a few times, but the trouble is there's so much excitement that a man forgets to take observations.
No more hydrophobia! No more mad dogs! Dr Louis Pasteur’s experiments have resulted in a most brilliant success at perhaps the most important sitting held by the academy of sciences.
NOAA announced it has found the underwater wreck of the passenger steamer City of Chester, which sank in 1888 in a collision in dense fog near where the Golden Gate Bridge stands today.
Under the waves: Great disaster near the Golden Gate... The City of Chester sunk -- Run down in a fog by the Oceanic. Thirteen lives known to be lost.
It’s not often you can discover long-lost information about a venerable institution like New York City’s PJ Clarke’s. Really — how much more could there be left to learn about a place that’s already a piece of living history?
Baby boy in a long white gown Antique cabinet card portrait of a baby Photographer: W A Flower, Perry, Oklahoma Kansas an... Click to read more...
Delmonico's was a hugely-popular restaurant during the Victorian era, which expanded into ten different locations over the years. Not only was the eat... Click to read more...